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Rescued from the Flames – Exhibition of Socialist Realist art from the Soviet Union

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5155

12/12/2013 - 01/12/2014

The highlight of our season!

Over 1000 people from all over Florida came to appreciate 20 paintings from the vast collection of Jurii Maniichuk and Rose Brady. This stunning collection – never exhibited in the west and unseen since shown in the Soviet Union just prior to the country’s collapse in 1991 -portrays five decades of socialist realism works done during a turbulent period of history encompassing Stalinist, Soviet, and post-Soviet regimes. Live violin and cello music by distinguished musicians Katrina Rozmus and Daniela Shtereva, and lavish Slavic catering by Russian House Naples complemented the evening.The exhibition ended with a highly attended panel discussion featuring national and international art and history specialists speak about the relevance and importance of these Soviet paintings.